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Disposable delivery drones pass test with US Marines

The US military is testing delivery drones that can transport supplies over long distances and be thrown away after each use. Made of cheap plywood, the bigger version of the two gliders being tested can carry over 700 kilograms, or roughly 1800 poun...

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Qualcomm, Apple split results of iPhone patent cases

A US trade judge recommended a temporary sales ban on some models of iPhone following a ruling that found Apple infringed upon Qualcomm patents. The judges decision was not binding and will be reviewed by the International Trade Commission (ITC). Th...

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VP Pence wants US astronauts back on the Moon by 2024

Apparently, plans to put US astronauts on the Moon by the late 2020s werent ambitious enough. Vice President Pence announced at the National Space Council that the US now planned to return people to the Moon by 2024, about four years earlier than e...

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FTC will examine privacy policies at major internet providers

Just because American internet providers are facing looser privacy regulations doesnt mean theyre avoiding all scrutiny. The Federal Trade Commission has ordered ATamp;T, Comcast, Google Fiber, T-Mobile and Verizon (Engadgets parent company) to...

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Google forms an external council to foster ‘responsible‘ AI

Google is joining Facebook, Stanford and other outfits setting up institutions to support ethical AI. The company has created an Advanced Technology External Advisory Council that will shape the responsible development and use of AI in its product...

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UPS launches a drone ‘airline‘ to deliver medical samples

Autonomous delivery drone networks are coming to the US in earnest. UPS and Matternet are launching a drone airline that will use the robotic aircraft to carry medical samples between WakeMeds health care facilities in Raleigh, North Carolina. T...

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Google wants to bring local news back to underserved cities

Google and newspaper publishing company McClatchy announced a new partnership that will aim to develop sustainable business models for local news publications. As part of the ongoing Google News Initiative, the companies will be teaming up to create...

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Google wants to bring local new back to underserved cities

Google and newspaper publishing company McClatchy announced a new partnership that will aim to develop sustainable business models for local news publications. As part of the ongoing Google News Initiative, the companies will be teaming up to create...

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Apple TV+ needs more than just A-list talent

Apples Its Showtime event revealed the technology industrys worst-kept secret: the company was building its own TV service. The back half of the event was designed to show off the litany of A-listers the company had signed up. Steven Spielberg,...

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EU passes divisive Article 13 copyright law

In what should be its final vote on the matter, the European Parliament approved its new, highly controversial copyright rules. While the Copyright Directive is meant to empower creatives and news publishers, the rules are seen by many as over the to...

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McDonald‘s will use AI to automatically tweak drive-thru menus

When you roll up to a McDonalds drive-thru in the near future, you might notice the menu changing while youre ordering to persuade you to buy a few more items. The fast food giant is buying machine learning startup Dynamic Yield for a reported 300...

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Huawei is working on a series of stylish smart glasses

Alongside the P30 Pro, the P30 and a bunch of accessories, Huawei had a surprise: smart glasses. No, it isnt 2016. The company is working with Korean eyewear (and pop-culture influencer) Gentle Monster to produce a line of smartphones eyewear that...

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Final Fantasy XV‘s last DLC hurrah is out today

The story of Final Fantasy XV comes to an untimely end on Tuesday with the release of its first and final DLC, Episode Ardyn. The game follows Ardyn Lucis Caelum, the mysterious antagonist of Final Fantasy XV, during an era before main protagonist...

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Uber‘s Ride Pass brings discounts to 20 more cities

You dont have to live in Los Angeles, Miami, Denver, Austin or Orlando to lock in discounted Uber rates anymore. The company announced today that its expanding Ride Pass to another 20 US cities. The monthly subscription plan lets users secure consi...

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Spotify will personalize some of its biggest playlists for users

Spotify isnt just reserving personalization for obvious playlists like Discover Weekly. The streaming giant is planning to personalize some of its other playlists based on your tastes. You wont get the exact same playlist as a friend, in other wo...

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The UK‘s porn license plan remains a mess

Its April in the UK, and youd quite like to enjoy some online adult content. But before you can, you need to walk to your nearest retailer. You shuffle, hesitantly, toward the cashier, mindful of the other patrons, and mumble that youd like to buy...

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Facebook pulls 2,632 bogus accounts and pages in latest crackdown

Facebooks war against shady accounts isnt about to slow down. The social site has pulled 2,632 accounts, groups and accounts for conducting coordinated inauthentic behavior across Facebook and Instagram. The perpetrators were linked to Russia,...

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Apple News app kept crashing after iOS 12.2 update

The rollout of Apple News+ has not gone as planned for Apple. While the new subscription news service is supposed to be available in the Apple News app following the update to iOS 12.2, a number of users have taken to social media to complain about t...

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Spotify eyes more original podcasts with Parcast acquisition

Spotify promised more acquisitions after powering its way into the world of podcasts with its one-two buyouts of Gimlet and Anchor in February, which came on the back of its first-ever operating profit. Today it remained true to its word by announcin...

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macOS update adds support for Apple‘s News+ subscription service

Apple may have left Mac users wondering where their update was after iOS 12.2 arrived, but it didnt leave them waiting for long. The company has released macOS Mojave 10.14.4, where the centerpiece is undoubtedly support for Apple News+ subscriptio...

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Samsung‘s new soundbars detect what‘s on screen to optimize output

Samsung has announced its new soundbar lineup: the Q series, optimized for -- you guessed it -- the companys QLED TVs. The HW-Q70R and HW-Q60R are the latest offerings from Samsungs ongoing collaboration with Harman Kardon, with the premium HW-Q70R...

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Apple News+ has issues, but it‘s a great deal for casual readers

Yesterday, Apple unveiled Apple News+, an all-you-can-eat subscription service that offers access to over 300 different magazines and periodicals, including newspapers like the Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times, for 9.99 a month. I alrea...

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‘Trover Saves the Universe‘ is even more bonkers than I‘d hoped

The inside of Justin Roilands head is a magical, mysterious place filled with wondrously quirky, foul-mouthed, morally ambiguous characters. And so, too, is Trover Saves the Universe, the latest title from Roilands fledgeling studio, Squanch Games....

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Uber is acquiring Middle Eastern rival Careem for 3.1 billion

Uber has confirmed its acquiring its main rival in the Middle East, Careem, for 3.1 billion. The deal is the regions largest ever tech transaction, outside of Israel, according to the Associated Press. It gives Uber significant access to the great...

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